Our Ultimate Guide to Instagram Filters

Instagram has a lot of filters! Pick the right filter for picture-perfect posts that are sure to get double-taps using our guide.

What’s your fave filter? Tell us in the comments below!

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Normal: Here’s what our original images looks like. Scroll down to see how each filter alters the image.


Lark: desaturates reds while brightening blues and greens

  • Use for: punching up landscape pics

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Reyes: brings a dusty, grainy look to pics

  • Use for: a vintage feel

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Juno: tints cool tones green while making warm tones pop and whites glow

  • Use for: vibrant photos of people

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Slumber: de-saturates photos for a hazy look

  • Use for: a retro or dreamy look

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Crema: makes photos look creamy and smooth

  • Use for: outdoor pics that need a cooling effect

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Ludwig: enhances light and dulls colors

  • Use for: pics of architecture and geometric shapes

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Aden: give a pastel look to pics

  • Use for: perfect portraits

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Perpetua: adds a a bluish, earthy look like of nature

  • Use for: anything shot in the daylight

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Amaro: adds focused light to the center of your pic and increases exposure

  • Use for: dark photos or to give pics an aged look

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Mayfair: adds a warm pink tone, subtle vignetting that brightens the center of the photograph, and a thin black border

  • Use for: well-lit landscape scenes

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Rise: gives pics softer lighting for a nice glow

  • Use for: portraits

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Hudson: gives images a cooler, bluer look

  • Use for: pics of building or monuments

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Valencia: fades colors of your pics without washing them out

  • Use for: dull pics with light colors

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X-Pro II: has high contrast and intense colors

  • Use for: making images more vibrant and artistic

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Sierra: give pics a cloudy appearance for a softer, faded look

  • Use for: bright outdoor shots

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Willow: a monochrome filter with subtle purple tones and a translucent glowing white border

  • Use for: striking portraits architectural pics

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Lo-Fi: adds rich colors and strong shadows to your image

  • Use for: food pics

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Inkwell: turns pics to black and white

  • Use for: hiding color, but highlighting shadows and light

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Hefe: adds high saturation and vibrant colors to pics

  • Use for: making colors pop

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Nashville: adds a creamy, pastel tint to your pics

  • Use for: a romantic or nostalgic feel

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